UFV Agreement Opens Door To Computing Degree Completion For Indian Students

By November 8, 2013Education

By Anne Russell. The University of the Fraser Valley is working with a partner university in India to make it easier for Indian computing students to complete a Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degree.

UFV is working with a recruiting associate, Parvinder Burn, to develop transfer agreements with partner universities in India.

Burn visited the UFV Abbotsford campus recently with Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu, Dean of Academics and International Collaboration for Punjab Technical University (PTU), to sign a memorandum of understanding, which will provide an umbrella for cooperation between the two institutions.

Dr. Lucy Lee, dean of the Faculty of Science at UFV, signed on behalf of Dr. Mark Evered, president and vice chancellor. Also on hand were CIS department head Ian McAskill, Paul Franklin, a long-time CIS faculty member, and representatives of UFV’s International Education office.

UFV has been receiving PTU students in relatively small numbers into its Bachelor of Computer Information Systems (BCIS) program for more than five years. As a result of the success of this informal cooperation, the two institutions have agreed to formalize the partnership by means of the MOU.

In addition to the MOU, a letter of agreement for transfer into UFV’s BCIS program will be completed to provide a studies pathway for PTU students to complete a UFV degree.

In addition to providing access to UFV’s BCIS program, the MOU paves the way for more extensive cooperation between PTU and UFV. This may include faculty collaboration and shared research, as well as the exploration of study abroad opportunities for Canadian students at PTU.

For more information contact: UFV international partnerships manager John Potts, at 604-851-6303 or john.potts@ufv.ca

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